How Mechanics Can Break a Game Part Two

Part two of our investigation into the ways in which simple mechanics can screw up the original intent of a game.

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How Mechanics Can Break a Game Part One

We investigate some of the ways in which simple mechanics can disrupt the flow of what developers originally intended.

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Royal Quest First Impressions

With many great MMORPGs on the marketplace boasting years of updates and thriving communities such as World of Warcraft and Guild Wars 2 it can be difficult for a new game in the genre to break on to the scene. As the latest addition to the market can Royal Quest make an impact? Or will it fall to the wayside in the sea of free to play MMORPGs?

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What We Want From Mass Effect 4

What do we know about Mass Effect 4? Well aside from the comically pretentious E3 ‘trailer’ that Bioware put out and some snippets from this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, not much. Everything is still pretty speculative, but for now let’s put aside what little we know and talk about what we(I) want from Mass Effect 4, that’s always fun to do before the inevitable shattered expectations and subsequent spiral into depression, bitterness, anger, regret…

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5 Console Games Which Should Never Have Been Ported To Handheld

Ever since Pong graced the screen of a TV, gamers have clamored for gaming on the go. While early handheld games were basically unplayable garbage, Nintendo came along and revolutionized the industry with the Game Boy. While the Game Boy would usher in a golden age of handheld gaming, many companies attempted to port big name console games to these little machines to make a quick buck. These ports were met with varying degrees of success. Here are five console games that probably would have fared better staying on the consoles.

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